Christopher Rouse


Christopher Rouse is one of America’s most prominent composers. His music has been played by every major orchestra in the United States and numerous ensembles overseas. His body of work has been described as “some of the most anguished, most memorable music around” (New York Times).
Mr. Rouse is composer in residence with the Eugene Symphony, and held a similar position with the New York Philharmonic for three seasons, from 2012 through 2015. During the 2016–17 season, Mr. Rouse’s Organ Concerto receives its world premiere by the Philadelphia Orchestra with organist Paul Jacobs and conductor Yannick Nézet-Séguin; and his Symphony No. 5 is premiered by the Dallas Symphony Orchestra under Jaap van Zweden. Other recent premieres have included Supplica (2014), Thunderstuck (2014), Symphony No. 4 (2013), Prospero’s Rooms (2013), and Heimdall’s Trumpet (2012).
In 1993 Mr. Rouse received the Pulitzer Prize for his Trombone Concerto. His works are published by Boosey &